Thursday, August 29, 2013

Imperial Guard - Platoon Command Squad and Rapier painted

Looking at the painting chart, I realized that there were only two units left in the non-Apocalypse/non-Terrain section - the platoon command squad and the rapier laser destroyer. Simple enough to choose what to paint next!


I'm a huge fan of the rapier, and have owned a good half dozen of the old ones over the years. I was definitely excited to see Forge World sculpt an updated one! It's quite a bit larger than the old metal one, so it ended up on a 60mm base. I went back and repainted the body in black to match the current vehicle livery, and painted the two crewmen at the same time as I did the command squad, simples!


The command squad was a lot of fun to paint, with each model being very different from the next. I ended up cheating somewhat by repurposing the old company command banner bearer (as I've replaced him with something more fitting) so really there were only four models to paint. At this point, I have just a hair over 5000 points painted up and I think it's time for another group photograph!

In other news, this is post #399. Gonna have to come up with something fun for post #400 - I think it's high time for another giveaway!

8 comments:

Colonel Scipio said...

Grand work, a really characterful command squad. Although it's supposed to be 'one officer, four men', I really like it when you get individual models with their own unique loadout and character. And congratulations on the forthcoming milestone.

Sir Tainly said...

Looks good, but I think the camera is swallowing the highlighting on the blue armour of the command squad. Rapier looks good too - there's a unit for which I don't have a Blood Pact equivalent!

Mordian7th said...

@Colonel Scipio: Thanks! I totally agree, the command squads have a ton of options that one rarely sees. Sure kitted out like this the squad is a bit of points sink, but the rule of cool must take precedence!

@Sir Tainly: Aye, I shot these a little too late in the day - lost a lot of the ambient light in the room so these came out a little bluer than I'd hoped. Gonna snap some better pics over lunch today when I have good daylight. I'm a big fan of the Rapier - it's punched some big holes in tanks over the years!

17yearoldhobbyist said...

Looking great. Looking forward to what you have lined up for #400!

Dai said...

THere's me all giddy about hittong 100 and you're already at 400! I have some catching up to do! :)

Very nice work mate. Always been a fan of the Rapier ever since the original sculpt.

Dai said...

Ugh.... my fingers are all dyslexic this morning. Excuse the typos. ~_~

Mordian7th said...

@17yearoldhobbyist: Thanks!

@Dai: Hah! Remember, to live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being rong… wong… worng… argh!… of making misteaks. ...Dammit. :D

jugger said...

Love the yellow, makes the models pop!